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Nigeria increases minimum wage to USD98

Nigeria’s federal government has just approved an increment in the national minimum wage to N30,000 approximately USD98 based on the current exchange rate. The new minimum wage was agreed at after series of negotiations and threats of strike actions by the labour union. The latest development is also very significant […]

Egmont Group lifts suspension on Nigeria
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Egmont Group lifts suspension on Nigeria

The Egmont Group has confirmed the lifting of the suspension of Nigeria from the group’s membership. Egmont Group is a body of the sovereign financial intelligence units in 155 Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs). The Egmont Group provides a platform for the secure exchange of expertise and financial intelligence to combat […]

Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun resigns
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Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun resigns

There are official reports that Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has tendered her resignation from President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet. Kemi Adeosun has been in the eye of the storm for an alleged forgery of her National Youth Service Corps certificate. Since the controversy started, Adeosun has not commented on the […]

Nigeria’s economy growth falls to 1.50% in Q2
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Nigeria’s economy growth falls to 1.50% in Q2

Latest data from Nigeria’s official statistics office says the country’s gross domestic data falls to 1.50% in the second quarter of the year. The data from the NBS shows that growth in the second quarter of 2018 was –0.45% points slower than 1.95% recorded in the first quarter of 2018. […]

Nigeria’s inflation fell to 11.14% in July
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Nigeria’s inflation fell to 11.14% in July

The statistics office of Africa’s largest economy, the National Bureau of Statistics that inflation in the month of July fell to 11.14 percent (year-on-year) in July 2018. The NBS said the data is 0.09 percent points less than the rate recorded in June 2018 (11.23) percent and represents an eighteenth […]

Bank of Ghana takes over five banks
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Bank of Ghana takes over five banks

Ghana’s Central Bank, The Bank of Ghana said it has withdrawn the operating licenses of five lenders to prevent them from imminent collapse. The apex bank said the banks affected by the action are uniBank Ghana Limited, The Royal Bank Limited, Beige Bank Limited, Sovereign Bank Limited, and Construction Bank […]